On Monday, May 25, we commemorate men and women who died serving their country with Memorial Day celebrations.
At the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, 10-11 a.m., there will be music, a wreath-laying ceremony, rifle and cannon salutes, an aircraft fly-over and a keynote address by American Legion of Idaho legionnaire Jimmie Foster. Park at Optimist Youth Sports Complex at 9889 Hill Road and, beginning at 8:30 a.m., take the Brown Bus Company shuttle. The city of Nampa will hold a ceremony at Kohlerlawn Cemetery (76 Sixth St. N), 10 a.m.-noon, followed by walking tours. In Valley County, beginning at 9 a.m., the American Legion will honor fallen military personnel with a 21-gun salute at the Old Finn Church Cemetery (13734 Farm to Market Road), followed by an open house and refreshments in the church.